how to pronounce sputter


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sputter is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of sputter


  1. To cause surface atoms or electrons of a solid to be ejected by bombarding it with heavy atoms or ions.
  2. To coat the surface of an object by sputtering.
  3. To emit saliva or spit from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
  4. To speak so rapidly as to emit saliva; to utter words hastily and indistinctly, with a spluttering sound, as in rage.
  5. To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering.


  1. Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles.
  2. Confused and hasty speech.

sputter frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sputter occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sputter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sputter can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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